Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Husband’s Sin, the Playlist

When writing, I enjoy listening to music to help keep the creative juices flowing, never more so than working on my first novel, My Husband's Sin. 
Even when we are not at our desks writing, we are thinking about our work. Each time when I'm out walking with my mp3, the music I listened to, often stirs up thoughts for me of my characters and what they were going through. The songs following below shows in a small way some of what I mean. 

For instance, when Lacey, the main character, is feeling abandoned and alone, it was important for her to realise how family, no matter what, will be there for her.  Listen to Whitney Houston sing Family First, at the link following, see what you think.

Family is a big part of My Husband’s Sin, and keeping secrets in families are never a good thing. It always leads to heartache. Some of this next song really resonated with me, I wonder if Lacey’s dad was still alive would he be thinking along these lines? Have a listen, its Secrets, by One Republic

Moving along, what do you do when the one you love pushes you away yet cries out for help? What do you do when you offer that help but it’s too late for them? Sadness and helplessness raises their head in the book throughout but none so much as between Willow and her husband Derek. This song by The Fray, How to Save a Life came to mind for me as did Miss you by Don Baker. Here is The Fray,

Music is an important part of everyone's life, be it Rock n Roll, Country, The Blues, Jazz or Classical. It stirs the emotions. How often have you heard a lyric or a short melody and it started up an avalanche of memories? Music can make us sad, make us smile, dance, heal a broken heart and ease pain. Lacey suffers a lot of unhappy days after Lillian’s revelation so when I wanted to get her fighting spirit up and running, awaken the determination she had within herself I thought of Katy Perry’s  ROAR, it sums up Lacey’s attitude when she does decide to take back control of her life. Listen to it by clicking on the next link,

Writing the words The End when I finished the novel, I had mixed feelings myself, let alone my characters lives finally ending their journey.  This is my debut novel, I was happy I completed it, thrilled that I achieved the challenge I had set myself to write a book. But a part of me was also saddened. The journey I had taken with Lacey and her siblings was over. We needed to part ways and I had to send it out into the world. Letting go is difficult but the sense of accomplishment was greater. Enjoy this last song that I turned to when it all came to an end. Walk On, by U2

The End


  1. Great play list! Thanks for sharing.

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